Problem Solving Forum (7)


What is the best method for protecting cables on suspension bridges from corrosion?


We are restricted to applying road-marking paints during hot, humid summer nights, on surfaces very often below dew point conditions. What is the best generic type of marking paint to use?


A specification for a bridge to be built of high-performance weathering steel requires an SSPC-SP 10, a profile of 3 to 5 mils, and metallizing with a final DFT of 10-12 mils. What challenges, time, and costs are associated with obtaining the profile?


What is the state-of-the-art treatment and preservation of the many cables used on suspension bridges?


What tests should be run to determine if an existing concrete bridge pier needs rehabilitation or repair before cleaning and coating?


When should you specify UHP waterjetting on bridges?


A specification for a bridge to be built of high-performance weathering steel (HPS GR50/GR70W) requires an SSPC-SP 10, a profile of 3 to 5 mils, and metallizing with a final dft of 10-12 mils. What challenges, time, and costs are associated with obtaining the profile, primarily in the shop but also in the field? Are there any long-term performance issues with metallizing over weathering steel?


 
 
   

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